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Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Geneva Film Co., will present the world premiere of his animated 3D short film BÉATRICE CORON'S DAILY BATTLES at the renowned TED Conference in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Stewart and celebrated New York City artist Béatrice Coron, both veterans of TED, will attend the premiere.
A trailblazer in leveraging the immersive power of 3D storytelling, Canada's James Stewart brings a new dimension to Béatrice Coron's breathtaking, 61-panel papercut masterwork of medieval life. An art film about a work of art, BÉATRICE CORON'S DAILY BATTLES tells its story in an abstract montage created in Stereoscopic 3D. With each medieval scene, we enter a tale of struggle, battle and trickery representing the challenges of life. The canvas that Coron and director Stewart have expressed in stunning 3D allows the viewer to transcend the traditional film narrative and fall into a world where non-linear abstraction is the only way out.
Using animation, sound, light and shadows, and a sprinkling of humour, Stewart renders each scene of Coron's 2D cutouts in true 3D splendor, depicting a new aspect of the medieval world. Together, these vignettes make up the layers of a complex society where good and evil co-exist, illustrating the daily battles of life through the ages. There is always a dragon to slay, a baby to comfort, a kingdom to be won, or a meal to be prepared.
"We are honoured to have our world premiere at the TED Conference in such a great environment of artists, thinkers, educators and activists," said James Stewart. "I first met Béatrice at the 2011 TED Conference and was immediately captivated by the potential for depth in her traditionally flat artwork. Working with Béatrice to re-imagine her work with lighting and immersive 3D has been a joy. DAILY BATTLES is a film we're all very proud of."
About James Stewart and Geneva Film Co.
James Stewart is an award-winning director and the founder of the Geneva Film Co. in Toronto, Canada. Through his production company, Stewart has produced over 30 projects in digital 3D, including cinema commercials, concerts, stop-motion and CG animation. He is a director, storyteller, artist, digital innovator and multi-platform visual designer whose work ranges from mobile to giant screen, from motion graphics to stereoscopic 3D installations. Recent spots include Samsung, Toyota, Lexus, Sprint, JCPenney.
Recent projects include the stop-motion film FOXED!, the experimental short BÉATRICE CORON'S DAILY BATTLES in collaboration with NYC based French artist Béatrice Coron, Werner Herzog's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, ONTARIO 4D for the Vancouver Olympics, and live 3D concert films of the Montreux Jazz Festival and Kylie Minogue. In 2012, he produced the world's first gesture-controlled 3D cinema game for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
A sought-after director, artist and expert on 3D, Stewart is a five-time speaker at The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. He is represented in the US by TateUSA.
Geneva Film Co. can be found on the web at www.genevafilmco.com/3d.
About Béatrice Coron
NYC Artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds with scissors and paper, speaking through "the language of silhouettes." Born and raised in France, Coron's work includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek, and creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airports, sports facilities, and other venues.
Béatrice Coron can be found on the web at: www.beatricecoron.com/
Link to Béatrice Coron's 2011 TEDTalk (16:16 minutes): click here
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